Lucifer Recap & Review: “Quintessential Deckerstar”
Last night’s episode of Lucifer is really the first part of the two-part finale of the show and as the episode title suggests, there’s a lot of Deckerstar in this episode (AKA Lucifer and Chloe’s ship name) and it’s everything fans could ever want, especially since they’re the couple that the show’s been pushing since season 1.
Other than that, this episode was just a complete rollercoaster of emotions, the end of which made me feel very happy yet devastated at the same time. In this episode, Maze has a change of heart, the case of the week involves someone from Charlotte’s Hell loop, Lucifer finally tells Chloe how he feels, and Amenadiel and Charlotte are finally redeemed.
Lucifer decides to travel back in time (though not literally) and relive all of Deckerstar’s greatest hits including, but not limited to playing a piano at a crime scene to emulate Lucifer and Chloe’s first meeting, trying to play the same game of Monopoly with Chloe and Trixie, and a sped up version of their iconic prom dance.
But while he’s distracted in trying to get things back to normal with Chloe, Lucifer doesn’t help with the case at all this week. But he does realize at the end of it that Chloe doesn’t work with Lucifer because she has to; she can catch a killer (or two) without him. She just has him around because she chooses to. And he says a much sweeter monologue version of this to her and they kiss. Another iconic Deckerstar moment if I do say so myself.
For the case of the week, Charlotte gets involved because the victim is the wife of one of her former clients, Forest Clay, who also happened to show up in her Hell loop nightmare. It turns out he’s not the killer. At least not for this particular case. In this episode, Charlotte and Chloe work together on not one but two murder cases: both of which involve Clay and Charlotte’s old law firm. Apparently in 2005, Clay got a little too aggressive with a woman and accidentally killed her and then got Charlotte’s old firm to help him cover it up. Fast forward 13 years later where the killer of Clay’s wife is the innocent man who went to jail instead of Clay.
But after Charlotte gets Clay arrested, with the help of Chloe and Clay’s current mistress, she gets shot by none other than Pierce, whose real target was actually Amenadiel. Amenadiel stays with her and his wings come back. Then, he’s able to literally take her to heaven, giving them both the redemption they wanted. But Charlotte getting killed for it to happen is heartbreaking, especially to someone like me who’s become a huge fan of Tricia Helfer over the course of this show, especially when she played Mum last season. It’s also tragic for Dan, who finally seemed like he was in a great place, only for it to all be taken away from him.
As for how Pierce got there, Maze eventually finds Pierce in his new “digs” as he calls it and is out for blood. But Pierce already anticipated she’d come so he gets her to help him with his new plan: kill Amenadiel, get his mark back, and pin Lucifer on the murder. Except Maze’s humanity comes out after Amenadiel tells her that he’s always going to be there for her and when Pierce threatens Linda. She changes her mind and goes after Pierce again but he injects her with the tranquilizer that was meant for Amenadiel, leaving her passed out in Pierce’s new place.
Overall, this episode was definitely the most explosive episode thus far this season. It was beautiful and tragic, all at the same time. But there are still a million questions I’m still asking myself, some of which I’m sure the show’s going to answer in the second part of this finale. But we’re not going to get any more of these episodes if people don’t tune in to watch the show. So please, because this might be my last chance to ask this, watch the show, watch it on TV in real-time (so it’ll boost the ratings), and tweet #RenewLucifer so that Fox knows it’s a show we want to keep watching. The finale airs next Monday on Fox at 8/9 central. Make sure to tune in to watch the finale next Monday on Fox at 9/8 central!
Samantha Nguyen covers entertainment news for MFST. You can follow her on Twitter @sngyenthai